The Gears of War series has developed a reputation for being the embodiment of machismo in video games. Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski claims that it was never intended to make the game’s tone the way it was perceived.

“I didn’t always make these dude-bro games at Epic,” he said. “The intent was to make Gears of War a lot more Band of Brothers and take it a lot more serious. If we get around to ever doing more Gears games, I hope we can continue to drift back more towards a Christopher Nolan type dialogue as opposed to a Tim Burton or Joel Schumacher Batman. But that’s way down the line.”

Source: IGN